Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mama's Rolls

These are the rolls my mother always made and they are easy and delicious! They take a little while to make- because of the rising- but are actually very simple!

1 package dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups flour
3 T sugar
3 T powdered milk
1 t salt
3 T butter, melted

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In large bowl mix together all dry ingredients. Add yeast mixture to dry ingredients, along with melted butter. Stir until well mixed. Cover with a damp dish towel and place in a warm spot (I turn my oven on and set them on the stove) and allow dough to rise until doubled in size (approximately one hour).

When dough has risen, punch it down (press the air out) and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter or a glass. Dip cut roll in melted butter and place in baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Fold roll in half for a pocketbook roll or make 3 small balls and use a muffin pan for cloverleaf rolls. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Let rolls rise again until doubled.

Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown- approximately 10 minutes.

TIP OF THE DAY: You can make the rolls for later use by freezing immediately after cutting and placing in the pan. Cover tightly with both plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray and foil. Remove two hours before baking.